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Ebenezer Middle students celebrate Black History Month

On the far side of the Ebenezer Middle School library on Tuesday, Barack Obama sat in a rocking chair, still, at seventh-grade sized, without a beard or silvered hair.When students rang a bell on the table that also held a poster board with photos … more

CFO: Studies will help Sumter school district's planning

Given fluctuating overall enrollment trends in recent years and the lack of a detailed facilities' analysis, Sumter School District administrators believe two consultants' studies now under way will provide valuable information for short- and … more

Sumter Home Chapter honors students who won essay contest

Each year, Sumter's Home Chapter, NSDAR recognizes outstanding students at its February meeting. The chapter sponsors two essay contests - one for elementary and one for high school students. The first is the DAR American … more

Sumter school board approves consultants for population, facilities studies

Two independent consultants were approved Monday to conduct studies that could impact the future of smaller, low-enrollment schools in the district. After returning from executive session at its … more

Applications for Leach scholarship available to Sumter elementary school alums

Applications for an annual college scholarship fund are now available to Sumter School District seniors who are former Millwood Elementary School students. A district spokesperson distributed information on the Barry Leach Memorial Scholarship … more

Hamm wants public's comments on Sumter schools proposal

Citing a need to get a proposal on the table for the public to comment on, Sumter School District's interim superintendent released her draft consolidation plan Monday to the school board before two independent consultants' studies are … more

Lee School District to hold Teacher Recruitment Fair

Lee County School District will hold its Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at Lee County School District, 310 Roland St., Bishopville. The district will be recruiting for all teacher positions and will conduct … more

F.J. DeLaine students, Covenant Place residents in Sumter share what love means to them

Candy and flowers topped the list of things students at F.J. DeLaine Elementary School would like to give or receive this Valentine's Day while some of the students' vast imaginations resulted in more out-of-the-box responses. However, despite their … more

Two Manning High School students call in threats of violence

Manning High School received calls on Friday threatening potential violence from two students, it was announced Tuesday morning, officials said. The calls were rumors, conversation that went too … more

Rafting Creek Elementary earns $3K from math contest

FROM STAFF REPORTS Rafting Creek Elementary School took $3,000 home this weekend for placing second at a math competition. Matific held the U.S. Matific Games, where students completed activities to earn stars or points. The more activities … more

Sumter High IB students visit Clemson

PHOTO PROVIDED Sumter High School IB biology classes traveled to Clemson University for a STEM adventure recently. At the Clemson University Life Science Outreach Center, students transformed E. coli with the pGlo plasmid, which carries a … more

Sumter School Board meeting tonight at SHS

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. March 12 at Sumter High School's Commons Area, 2580 McCrays Mill Road. more

Scholarship, college fair set for Saturday at Sumter High

On behalf of the Professional Assistance for College-Prep Excellence Academy, the statewide OnePalmetto Scholarship and College Fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sumter High School, 2580 McCrays Mill Road. This free event is … more

South Carolina schools eligible for new healthy initiative grant

A statewide insurance company wants to help create healthier school environments and is offering a new grant open to public and private schools. Any public or private school serving South Carolina students in grades K-12 can apply for a Wellness … more

Professional services contract goes before Sumter school board

After taking no action following a two-hour executive session at a special-called meeting Thursday, Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet again Monday for its regular monthly board meeting. A district staff member distributed the … more

Two more community sessions added for Sumter school consolidation proposal

Sumter School District has added two more Community Conversation Sessions to gather additional public input on the administration's draft consolidation proposal, which was unveiled Monday night. A district spokesperson released information … more

Group wants alumni in role as Morris president

The Rev. Ralph Canty said he considers it an honor that a local grassroots campaign has been organized for him to be considered as a candidate for the Morris College presidency. Canty, 72, made his comments last week to The Sumter Item after it … more

Dr. Doug visits Lemira

Dr. Doug, an internationally renowned oceanographer and geo-scientist, joined Lemira Elementary School second-graders in the STEM Lab. Chyna Whitted is closest to Dr. Doug with Sha'Zyria Prince watching at left. The students learned about matter and … more

Education News: March 11, 2018

Central Carolina Technical College Come See Me at College Day CCTC will host Come See Me at College Day for high school students in Kershaw, Lee, Clarendon and Sumter counties on Thursday. Students will learn about admission and financial aid … more

Bringing research to life

PHOTOS PROVIDED Students in Katie Huggins' third-grade class at Millwood Elementary School completed a research project on Revolutionary War Soldiers. The groups wrote research papers and created life-size replicas of their soldiers. Students … more
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